Illustrator Thomas Barwick is a lecturer, teaching on the BA (hons) Illustration course at Plymouth University, a role he began in 2009. Tom’s images have appeared in a range of illustration contexts, from editorial through to fashion illustration for a global spread of clients with work regularly appearing in anthologies and textbooks on illustration.

Throughout his career he has always sought out new modes of image making, most notably with the fresh vector work he made for clients like Wallpaper* and GQ. More recent work explored drawing away from this tight restrained aesthetic, embracing traditional media, ink, charcoal, chalk. Recent research looks at both these areas, examining how the digital processes he is using today impact upon the way he approaches traditional drawing, by examining the idea of error as a liberating force in digital and traditional image making.